20, Aug 2014 - Whiteside, IL Lawmakers Plan To Ban Sex Offenders From Fairs
Illinois law says registered sex offenders can't work at county fairs, but it doesn't say they can't attend. There are thousands of registered sex offenders in the state, and the state says almost 90% of them committed crimes against victims under age 18.
18, Aug 2014 - Quadruple murder sentence coming Monday for Sheley
MORRISON – Monday at 11 a.m. in Whiteside County Court, three-time convicted murderer Nicholas Sheley will face what is likely to be his final sentencing in the state of Illinois.
03, Apr 2014 - Whiteside, IL $54 million set for Thomson prison
THOMSON (AP) — The federal Bureau of Prisons has allocated nearly $54 million to begin opening the Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois, officials said.